Angola: Installation of telecommunications network in Angola to end in December

20 April 2009

Huambo, Angola, 20 April – The installation of the fibre optic telecommunications network of fixed line operator Angola Telecom is due to be concluded in December, two years after it began, the company’s chief executive said.

João Avelino Manuel, who made a two-day visit to the city of Huambo, said that the programme was going ahead at a good rate despite some constraints resulting from de-mining the areas along teh roads.

Angola Telecom’s project, the company’s CEO said, as well as making it possible to interlink different regions of Angola will make it possible to set up a network with greater capacity and speed, greater reliability and a quality of service that meets the markets requirements.

The fibre optic cables that are being installed in Huambo will link the provinces of Huíla, Benguela, Bié and the municipality of Waco Kungo (Kwanza Sul), a project that is expected to be concluded in July or August.

João Avelino Manuel gave assurances that the next municipal areas covered by the fibre optic cable would be direct beneficiaries, whilst those at a greater distance from the network would benefit from the V-Sat satellite system. (macauhub)